One of the first things I like to do with my kids is to gauge their abilities as writers. Now, we don't do this on the first day - too much pressure!! - but it is something we do by the end of the first week.
This resource helps me:
create guided writing groups
develop mini-lessons for missing skills
decided where to start our ever-growing editing checklist
get to know my students as writers
and LOTS more!
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I am a 3rd grade teacher and a Georgia Peach! My school is departmentalized so I teach Reading, Writing and Language Arts to two groups of kiddos each day. I am also the inclusion teacher for my grade level. This comes with a large set of challenges, but the rewards are even bigger... and better!